The O Show – Time’s Up, Penis Down: Masculinity, Sexuality and #metoo

May 31 2018 19:00 - 21:00

The Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3PT London


Baron and Baroness Magazines and the artist Oriana Fox invite you to The O Show , a panel talk set in the style of a daytime TV chat show. This 'episode' will investigate masculinity and sexuality.

The “me too” phenomenon that has erupted in our social media-scape as a wake up call. It demonstrates that sexuality is never expressed in a vacuum; it exists in a power dynamic. For millennia men have been on top. But now masculinity is toxic and the male sex drive is libido non-grata. Are we ushering a new age of conservatism or can we move towards a truly ethical sexual liberation? This show puts this question and many more around masculinity and sexuality to a group of men who are unapologetic when it comes to the expression of their sexuality. Guests include: performance artist Mischa Badasyan, comedian Martin Willis, academic DR Shaun Cole and the lead singer and founder of Selfish Cunt, Martin Tomlinson.

Guest Bios

Mischa Badasyan is an artist, activist and a social worker who specialises in durational performances. For his piece entitled ‘Save the Date’ he set himself the challenge of having sex with a new man every day for a year.

Dr Shaun Cole is a fashion historian, curator and writer, and currently Associate Professor in Fashion at Winchester School of Art. An expert in men's fashion, specifically men's underwear and gay style, Cole has curated numerous exhibitions and written a number of books on the subject including The Story of Men’s Underwear (Parkstone Press, 2010).

Martin Tomlinson was born in the industrial heart land of Blackburn, Lancashire and at a wee young age the land offered him a great big pair of bollocks to set forth on his journey. Tomlinson founded the musical performance art collective Selfish Cunt with Patrick Constable and as its front man created amazement and disdain in equal measure. Currently, he is working on a record with producers Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas) and Marta Salgoni (Bjork, Utopia ) and will make his movie debut in John Cameron Mitchell's film 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' (2018) staring Nicole Kidman.

Martin Willis is half-heterosexual, half-Indian and has mild psoriasis. He’s also half of comedy double act Loose Brie, described in the Evening Standard as “niche and nasty fun”. Willis is also an occasional writer for the Independent and a comedy programmer for London venues.

Host Bios

Baron and Baroness Magazines

Baron and Baroness are journals for gentlemen and ladies, who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights fade become connoisseurs at taking their companion to bed. Baron and Baroness are at the core of human desire and are available in all good stores worldwide, including Dover Street Market, London, Colette Paris and Opening Ceremony, New York.

Oriana Fox Bio

Oriana Fox is an artist and para-academic whose work mixes sincerity and humour to explore the connections between telling the truth, nonconformity and wellbeing. Fox has shown her work in renowned art venues such as the ICA, Tate Modern and Britain, PS1 MoMA in Brooklyn and Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna. She is currently lecturing in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The O Show – Time’s Up, Penis Down: Masculinity, Sexuality and #metoo

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